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Sirisena says no election before scheduled time

Sri Lanka's president, Maithiripala Sirisena on Saturday rejected any possibility of holding an early presidential election. 

Stating he was "not ready in any way", Sirisena told SLFP party supporters at a meeting in Nivitigala that "if the SLPP and UNP overestimated their political power that is a mistake".

"Whatever value given by themselves to their parties no one could form a government without the support of the SLFP," he was further quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying.